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The Battle Of Newburgh, 1963


Published 1963


Episode of NBC White Paper. Soundtrack starts about a minute and a half into the episode. "TELEVISION DOCUMENTARY: Examines the tightened welfare code Proposed for Newburgh, N. Y. by its city manager, Joseph Mitchell.

R. 1: Chet HultIey presents background on the city and its people and explains why a conflict has arisen over the public welfare program. Housewives describe what it means to live on welfare budgets. Mitchell speaks of improvements in zoning codes, urban renewal, and housing inspection,

R. 2: Shows how welfare funds are spent, and explains how Mitchell has attacked the program and taken steps to restrict eligibility and payment. A man, who was denied city aid, describes the situation facing his family. Ministers in a church, businessmen in a tavern and other townspeople give their views. Outlines the code and its relation to taxation, housing, employment and business growth."

National Archives Identifier: 72831 


Run time 57 minutes 22 seconds
Producer United States. Office of Economic Opportunity
Audio/Visual sound, black & white
Language English


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